Ali Wakili Bauchi senator reported dead at 58 (Updated)

The lawmaker reportedly slumped at his residence in Abuja and was rushed to a hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

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Senator Ali Wakili

(Daily Nigerian)
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A sitting senator, representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili has been reported dead.

According to Daily Nigerian, Wakili died on Saturday morning - March 17 - after he slumped at his  Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

The lawmaker was reportedly rushed to Viewpoint Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

He was 58 years old.

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Wakili, who was described as a vibrant lawmaker, was the Chairman Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation.

Pulse could not immediately get confirmation from the Senate and Wakili's constituency in Bauchi.

Update:

The Senate on Saturday afternoon confirmed the death of senator Ali Wakili in a Twitter post.

The tweet said Senate President Bukola Saraki visited the Abuja residence of the deceased to condole with his family.

 

 

 

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